Folding mirrors?

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I'm in the US so it will be a while before I get to see the Emira in person. I am concerned with the mirrors and how they fold because I have a garage door opening that is rather tight. From the below picture, I assume they fold but are they manually folded or are there actuators to mechanically fold them? I know this is a silly question for a Lotus because we are all about cutting weight. It is especially silly for me to ask since I have an Elise which has the least amount of creature comforts imaginable. I would like someone to ask this question the next time they see the car in person. Thank you in advance.

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I found this for specs, sounds like folding the mirrors does not get me much, a little over 3.5 inches on each side. I would still like to know if I have to get out of the car, each time I come home, to fold the mirrors or if I will just be able to fold them from inside the cabin.

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Hi they are electric folding mirrors. You can preset and control them from the drivers door as well.
I found this for specs, sounds like folding the mirrors does not get me much, a little over 3.5 inches on each side. I would still like to know if I have to get out of the car, each time I come home, to fold the mirrors or if I will just be able to fold them from inside the cabin.

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View attachment 790they are electric folding mirrors. It’s detailed on the website. You can preset and control via buttons as well on drivers door.
 

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Here's the switch panel (RHD car!)
 

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How do those controls fold the mirrors? Or is it only when you lock the car?
I assume one would rotate or toggle the knob that sticks out as shown in the photograph posted above - one way to 'fold in' and the other way to 'fold out'.
 
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Possibly. One of my cars operates its mirrors as I have described in my post above.
This is how the same switch works in a Volvo.

Fold out the mirrors by pressing down the L and R buttons simultaneously. The mirrors automatically stop in the fully extended position.

I presume you retract them the same way.
 

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This is how the same switch works in a Volvo.

Fold out the mirrors by pressing down the L and R buttons simultaneously. The mirrors automatically stop in the fully extended position.

I presume you retract them the same way.
Given that most of the technology has been borrowed from Geely-owned companies, Volvo being one of them, it may well be that Emira will also adopt this approach.
 

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This is how the same switch works in a Volvo.

Fold out the mirrors by pressing down the L and R buttons simultaneously. The mirrors automatically stop in the fully extended position.

I presume you retract them the same way.
That’s clever. Less buttons / clutter but at the expense of a small learning curve.

Perhaps there’s also a touchscreen controlled option to automatically fold/unfold mirrors during ignition and poweroff?
 

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Given that most of the technology has been borrowed from Geely-owned companies, Volvo being one of them, it may well be that Emira will also adopt this approach.
Well.... Volvo / Pole Star build quality and other companys.... all good for me..... you only got to look at the V A G over laps
 

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This is how the same switch works in a Volvo.

Fold out the mirrors by pressing down the L and R buttons simultaneously. The mirrors automatically stop in the fully extended position.

I presume you retract them the same way.

Brilliant @Tonyshepp, thanks. I'll certainly need to retract the mirrors before reversing into my garage.
 

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